Gallows Hill, Pennsylvania

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Gallows Hill, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Gallows Hill is located in Pennsylvania
Gallows Hill
Gallows Hill
Coordinates: 40°31′50″N 75°13′19″W / 40.53056°N 75.22194°W / 40.53056; -75.22194Coordinates: 40°31′50″N 75°13′19″W / 40.53056°N 75.22194°W / 40.53056; -75.22194
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
TownshipSpringfield
Elevation
617 ft (188 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18930
Area code(s)610 and 484
GNIS feature ID1173597[1]
Designated1925[2]

Gallows Hill is an unincorporated community in Springfield Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Gallows Hill is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 412 and Stony Garden Road/Gallows Hill Road.[3]

According to tradition, the community was named from a 17th-century traveler who hanged himself from a tree.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gallows Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  3. ^ Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Map) (19th ed.). 1"=2000'. ADC Map. 2006. p. 2583. § E5. ISBN 0-87530-774-4.
  4. ^ Davis, William Watts Hart (1905). History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: From the Discovery of the Delaware to the Present Time. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 38.